Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Earthquake in Sint Maarten / St Martin / SXM

Well, that was something I wasn't expecting !!!

Bob & I were watching a DVD and at about 8:56pm (AST & EDT) the boat started shaking. I thought that someone had hit one of the jackstands that are holding the boat upright (we are currently on the hard in the boatyard). It woke up the cats and had them looking around.

Turns out it was an earthquake !

Being on a boat in the Caribbean, you can expect problems with hurricanes (we had Hurricane Omar last season), but I never thought about possible damage from an earthquake when you are out of the water.

Lots of tweeting going on right now about an earthquake in California near LA.

Hope they'll have something on the radio news tomorrow morning.